Black Panther Deleted Scene Shows a Touching Moment With a Young T’Challa
When you’re working with a great script and great actors, a director’s job is made much easier, with one caveat—you’re going to have to cut scenes you love. This was clearly the case for Ryan Coogler, Black Panther‘s co-writer and director. Earlier this week, we shared this moving deleted scene between Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Daniel Kaluuya’s W’Kabi, in which the married couple (which was revealed in the scene) were fighting about what to do after T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)’s apparent death at the hands of Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Now, a new deleted scene has surfaced on Yahoo! Movies, and whereas the Okoye/W’Kabi scene was potent and painful, this sequence between a young T’Challa (Ashton Tyler) and his father, T’Chaka (Atandwa Kani) is a touch lighter, and centered on the father/son bond that has been at the heart of so many Marvel movies. The deleted scene reveals the love and respect the young T’Challa has for his father, and his father’s grief over what he was forced to do to his own brother. Bonus—you also get a young Nakia (Lydia Jewett), too.
The clip is titled “Voices from the Past,” and is one of four deleted scenes that’ll be included in the Black Panther Blu-ray, along with a director’s commentary, a gag reel, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, a look at this July’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, and a look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s decade worth of films. After the events in Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU is on the precipice of major changes, with T’Challa’s fate, as well as that of all of Wakanda, now hanging in the balance.
Black Panther will be available digitally on May 8th through Digital HD, 4k Ultra HD, and Movies Anywhere, and will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 15th.
Featured image: BLACK PANTHER. Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Ph: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2018